This is a U.S. Federal Government computer system intended to be accessed solely by individual users expressly authorized to access the system by the U.S. Department of Education. For security purposes and to ensure that the system remains available to all expressly authorized users, the U.S. Department of Education monitors the system to identify unauthorized users. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. Except as expressly authorized by the U.S. Department of Education, unauthorized attempts to access, obtain, upload, modify, change, and/or delete information on this system are strictly prohibited and are subject to criminal prosecution under 18 U.S.C. 1030, and other applicable statutes, which may result in fines and imprisonment. For purposes of this system, unauthorized access includes, but is not limited to:
- Any access by an employee or agent of a commercial entity, or other third party, who is not the individual authorized user, for purposes of commercial advantage or private financial gain (regardless of whether that commercial entity or third party is providing a service to an authorized user of the system); and
- Any access in furtherance of any criminal or tortious act in violation of the Constitution or laws of the United States or of any State.
If system monitoring reveals information indicating possible criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to law enforcement personnel.